Extra police / crisis counselors at Carver HS on Tuesday…President asking Congress for approval to attack Syria…64 year old successfully swims from Cuba to Key West (Tuesday news)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Another Hot and humid day. Mix of sun and clouds. An isolated thunderstorm possible…High 85

Crisis counselors and extra police officers will be on hand at Carver High School today after a shooting on the Carver campus last Friday afternoon that injured 15 year old Antwain Porter. Porter survived the shooting and is recovering at home. The shooter is in custody.  BTW: The postponed Carver / Reynolds football game was played last night.  Carver won 50 – 0.     http://myfox8.com/2013/09/02/down-a-player-carver-tops-reynolds-50-0/

Making the case for war:  On Saturday, the President officially asked Congress to approve a military attack on Syrian targets, saying it’s the right thing to do after the regime allegedly used chemical weapons against rebel strongholds. Congress goes back into session next Monday, September 9. http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/03/world/meast/syria-up-to-speed/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

State lawmakers are back in Raleigh to decide whether to override two vetoes by the Governor.  The vetoed bills: drug testing welfare recipients and immigration legislation. The special session is expected to convene around Noon.  http://triad.news14.com/content/news/699096/state-lawmakers-reconvene-for-veto-override-session#sthash.dIshxBQp.dpuf

If at first you don’t succeed:  Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida on Monday without a protective cage. The 103-mile swim took nearly 53 hours to complete. At 64-years-old, this was Nyad’s fifth attempt in 35 years.  http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/02/world/americas/diana-nyad-cuba-florida-swim/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Fox 8’s Chad Tucker and his wife, Meredith, threw a Labor Day party with some silly string attached?   Surrounded by family and friends yesterday, each received cans of silly string.  It was ‘pink’ string for the Tucker Baby gender reveal.  Chad and Meredith’s first child is due in January.  http://myfox8.com/2013/09/03/chad-tucker-wife-find-silly-way-to-reveal-gender-of-baby-to-be/

Elder Law Clinic provides FREE legal assistance to older adults (age 60 or older).  Services offered: ‘will’ preparation, powers of attorney, debt advise, plus they will answer questions about how to pay for long-term care and assisted living and other litigation. The ‘Elder Clinic’, sponsored by the Wake Forest University School of Law, has a new location at Wake’s Reynolda Campus. Applications and appointments:  Call 758-5061.  http://elder-clinic.law.wfu.edu/

Winston-Salem municipal primary elections:  Early Voting continues at the Forsyth County Board of Elections office on North Chestnut Street.  Voting will be available on weekdays from 8 to 5 p.m.  The last day for early voting is this Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.forsyth.cc/elections/    www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=14

Retailers cutting prices on i-Phones? Wal-Mart has slashed the price of the 16 gigabyte iPhone 5 to $98 dollars.  That’s cheaper than the usual $200 retail price tag.   The Reason?  Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone and possibly a new iPad on Sept. 10th. Wal-Mart has reduced the price of the iPhone 4S to $39 dollars and cut $50 off the price of its 10-inch iPads. **To get the discount, customers will need to sign a new two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/01/technology/mobile/walmart-iphone-5/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

More than 5,000 firefighters are battling the ‘Rim fire’ burning in and around Yosemite National Park.  Good news: The wildfire is 70% contained. Full containment could take at least another month. http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/02/us/california-yosemite-fire/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

 

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Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm